Friday, May 31, 2013

Elena Dillon Crushing beach bag giveaway and event

As a pampered and adored daughter of a wealthy Southern family Rory's life was seemingly perfect until her troubled childhood crush moves back in across the street forcing her to choose between him and the life that has been chosen for her. 

As if that isn't enough, her quiet island town has turned dangerous. A good friend has gone missing, lending truth to the rumors of a serial kidnapper. In her quest to help she becomes a target and will have to make choices about love, friendship and the inevitable sacrifice that they both require.

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Please join us from 12-6 Pst on Friday June 7th as we celebrate the release of Elena Dillon's second book Crushing!! We have tons of awesome games and prizes planned for you all!!


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Belinda Boring Interview/Enchanted Hearts Tour



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Enchanted Hearts by Belinda Boring How do you choose between mere moments and a lifetime? Aithne was raised on fairytales, spending hours daydreaming about meeting one of the elusive Fae. Little did she know, hidden in the shadows, a Fae Prince stood watching. All it took was one glance and Hadrian became enchanted, unable to stay away. Revealing his presence, Aithne's life was forever changed as her childhood fantasies of magic became a reality. With each encounter, Aithne fell deeper in love and even though she knew Hadrian couldn't offer her the future she craved, it was enough. That was until William, the local blacksmith's son and friend, stepped forward. Wearing his own heart on his sleeve, and eager to claim Aithne as his wife, there was nothing William wouldn't do for the girl he loved. Even if it meant risking it all at the Midsummer Night's festival. Buy the book: Kindle / B&N / Smashwords



   Author Bio: BelsAuthorA homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. When she's not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for book on her blog The Bookish Snob. With all that excitement, it wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading! Follow Belinda: Website / Twitter / Facebook It's All About The Swoon! Follow the Tour

Here is my interview with Bels (who by the way is one of my favorite people on earth <3 <3)

1. Where did Enchanted Hearts come from?

The idea behind Enchanted Hearts came when I agreed to be part of the anthology, A Midsummer Night’s Fling with my best friend, Lacey Weatherford, and her daughter, Kamery Solomon. The concept was to write a novella that involved the main character meeting the Fae and the Midsummer Night’s festival. I wanted my heroine to be someone who’d always fantasized about what it would be like to be swept up in the magic of the Fae.


The first time I met Hadrian, the prince, I fell hopelessly in love with him and thought Enchanted Hearts would focus solely on Aithne and him. The beauty of writing is most times it’s not me who’s calling the shots. The story took a detour and William, the local blacksmith son and childhood friend, stepped forward to claim his own interest. It turned from a swoony encounter with fantasy to a heartfelt love triangle. Even I didn’t know who would win until toward the end. All I knew was I loved the story and characters. Poor Aithne definitely had a hard decision to make but ultimately, her heart chose for her.


2. You are known as the Queen of Swoon, does that make you feel pressure to make your books extra swoony?


This is where my inner swoon-o-meter comes in handy. I remember when I first started out writing; someone gave me some very wise advice. When working on those romantic moments, if I’m not reacting and swooning, neither will my readers. So with each book, I pay close attention to how I’m feeling as I read over the story. Do I gasp, sigh, get butterflies, say “awwww” out loud, and get the funny feeling in my stomach? If not, I rework on the section. I think it helps that I’m also such an avid romance reader as well because I know what I like. Thankfully, I’ve been able to capture those feelings and transfer them to my readers. For me, SWOON makes everything better and there can never be enough!


3. What are you working on right now?


Right now, I’m working on my first ever New Adult Contemporary title called Loving Liberty. It’s the story of a young woman called Liberty Montegomery, who feels she’s the most misnamed person in the entire world. (besides me, of course!) All her life her parents have dictated her every move, but she doesn’t have the courage to declare her independence from them. She quietly dreams of a life where she can live by her own rules. It just doesn’t seem possible reality until she meets Oliver Nichols. He knows exactly how it feels to break away from family pressure and offers to help her find her courage. Liberty discovers a lot more than the bravery to stand on her own two feet … she just needs to decide what she’s willing to risk for her freedom.

I adore this story and I’m excited to have others read it. Oliver makes my swoon-o-meter go CRAZY!!!


4. What has been your favorite book to write?


I don’t think there’s an absolute favorite because each has been such an amazing experience to write. Not to give an easy answer, but I would say whatever book I’m writing on because it’s the one that has me completely invested—emotionally and mentally.


5. Do you have a favorite character from one of your books?


Hahaha you want to get me in trouble! I’m going to plead the fifth on this for the sake of my sanity. I always joke that my characters are alive in my head and that they like to talk amongst themselves. I can’t imagine all the arguing, convincing, and strutting that would happen if I admitted I preferred one over the others. I love them all. They each have traits that endear me to them. I love spending time with each of them while I work on their books, and miss them when it’s over.


6. Who do you like to read when you have free time?


I love reading anything that has romance in it! I have so many books on my TBR right now; I don’t think I’ll ever catch up. I read a wide range of romance and urban fantasy. The last book I read was Today Only by D Love and bawled my eyes out. I love stories that take my emotions and imagination hostage!


7. Salty or sweet snacks?


Once upon a time it was sweet snacks, but after surgery I don’t have much of an appetite for sweet things. So I’ll go with salty. I love potato chips!


Thanks for having me on your blog today, Jessica! MUAH!


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Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Book Blast

The Summer Book Blast runs from May 24-27 and is THE hottest and largest ebook sale to date for today’s best selling young adult, new adult and romantic fiction.We're giving away over $1,000 in prizes!ad
In addition to all books being priced at .99 for the four-day sale, there will be:
  • a Kindle Fire raffled off DAILY;
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To participate in giveaways, visit the Summer Book Blast Facebook event page! To see the incredible books on sale, check out the Summer Book Blast web page! The Blast features books from over sixty authors, all of whom came together to lower their prices and offer their readers incredible deals to stock up for the hot, lazy summer months.  
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Blood and Sacrifice giveaway and event


Bronwyn left everything behind when she left with Ronan. She became what he needed her to be and forgot the rest. Too bad the past won't stay in the past.


Rider bursts back into her life uninvited, and is not the man she remembers. There is an edge to him that was not there before. Bronwyn is torn by guilt over what he has become and anger at being blamed for it.


When Ronan ended his maker’s life, he inherited a line of vampires and a whole set of problems to go along with it. Bronwyn must decide if their love is worth it, worth the killing, and the constant disruption of their lives.


Is love enough? Can Bronwyn find herself again and strike a balance between who she wants to be and who Ronan needs her to be? Or will she lose herself all over again?








Join the event happening Friday May 24th!!!


About the author:

Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Links:

email: gibson.jessicaj@gmail.com
Twiter: @jessicajgibson





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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Banished from Grace Cover Reveal

Nardia is a very special nurse, one with a unique gift. With the touch of her bare hands, she can heal any physical ailment. With the help of her angel guide, Benilde, Nardia has healed her way through countless centuries.
Life should be easy for this attractive (not to mention, immortal) woman, but throw in two handsome men, a coffee addiction and memory loss that dates back to the medieval ages, and you’ve got a life that’s more than complicated.
When she meets AJ at her favorite coffee shop, she can’t help but feel an immediate attraction to him. At the same time, she knows there’s more to his story than what he’s letting on. And then there’s the handsome Doctor Regan, who she feels a connection with, but is she trying to make it more than is really there in order to spare her the heartbreak of being with AJ?
Only adding to her problems is the new resident, Dr. Jeffries, who seems out to get her from day one, and a murder case she can’t help solve without revealing her own secrets.
Can Nardia uncover the secrets of her own past while still moving forward and saving those in need of her help in the present?


Author links:


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Distractions Release Event

“We are all pawns in some one else’s game.”

No one knows this better than Violet Phillips. When her beloved mentor goes missing, she suspects murder, which sends her spiraling out of control and away from the stable life she has built for herself. Soon, her past will begin seeping out with a vengeance.

“I will teach you how this game is played.”

Self-destruction threatens to consume Violet when a handsome neighbor that has been watching her from afar intervenes on her behalf. Shepard Leone may be six years younger, but it does not stop him from seducing her ears as well as her heart.

“Fascinating how much life can change in twenty-four hours.”

When Violet is forced to go down a dark road into a past where she must confront the demons that nearly destroyed her, will she be unable to deviate? Struggling with the loss of her missing friend, Shepard will find a way in and reawaken desires that she thought were forever lost. But Violet never forgets that if you are not careful, distractions will be your undoing.


Stalker links

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www.authorjlbrooks.blogspot.com
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Join us Tuesday 5/14 from 7-11 EST for a night filled with fun and prizes!! You won't want to miss this celebration of J.L. Brooks' first book published!! So excited!








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Kim Headlee Interview

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Dawnflight by Kim Headlee

Gyanhumara “Gyan” nic Hymar is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien map Dumarec, a son of her clan’s deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon’s conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything...perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true. Arthur map Uther is the bastard son of two worlds, Roman by his father and Brytoni by his mother. Denied hereditary rulership by the elders of Chieftainess Ygraine’s clan, Arthur has followed Uther’s path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians, Scots, Saxons, and Angles keep him too busy to dwell upon his loneliness...most of the time. When Gyan and Arthur meet, each recognize within the other their soul’s mate. The treaty has preserved Gyan’s ancient right to marry any man, providing he is a Brytoni nobleman—but Arthur does not qualify. And the ambitious Urien, Arthur’s greatest political rival, shall not be so easily denied. If Gyan and Arthur cannot prevent Urien from plunging the Caledonians and Brytons back into war, their love will be doomed to remain unfulfilled forever.

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Ok so Kim and I did a Skype interview for you all!! Cool right? Well it would have been even cooler if my software had done its job all the way. What you will see and hear is Kim, and you will hear me asking her questions. Lol and my son's voice occasionally pops up too. Hope you enjoy!!!

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kimheadlee-headshotAbout the Author

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, and assorted wildlife. People & creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins -- the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-20th century -- seem to be sticking around for a while yet. Kim is a Seattle native (when she used to live in the Metro DC area, she loved telling people she was from "the other Washington") and a direct descendent of 20th century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim's novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband's ancestor, the 7th-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia. For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon's Dove Chronicles. She also writes other romantic historical fiction under the pseudonym "Kimberly Iverson." Follow Kim: Goodreads / Amazon Author Page / Website / Book Website / Facebook

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wilted Wings Release Event

Power, greed, and envy fill Damon and Ilisha’s world. Their hope of settling into a life of peace and family remains out of grasp. Damon is kidnapped and forced to stand trial for the death of his father while a breed of hybrids designed to destroy all angels is set loose. With no choice but to leave her earthly mother and baby behind, Ilisha struggles in a world of high politics and family feuds. She must become an ultimate warrior to save her husband and both the worlds she loves.














Join us Wednesday May 15th from 1-5 EST for a ton of fun. You know if Shadow is involved its bound to be a good time.



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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Heavenly Hell Release Event

You'd think being stuck in the body of a beautiful seventeen year old girl forever would be a gift. But when you are fallen, it is more like a curse.

Indiana was a beautiful angel, enjoying the perks of Heaven, until she was tricked by a demon to fall in love with him. She was forced to fall from Heaven and remain in her seventeen year old form, banished to Earth, for all of eternity. 

Now, unable to cope with her banishment, she is a seemingly normal seventeen year old girl by day, while she spends her nights punishing men for the wrongs they have committed against women.

Although Indiana has lived on Earth for thousands of years, she recently settled into a small town, where she has finally been able to make some lasting friendships. When a handsome, mysterious boy comes to town, Indiana knows something is not right. He might end up her ally, or she might end up in the fight of her life. 





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Come and play with author Aria Williams Wednesday May 8th from 6-10 PST! We have tons of games and prizes. It's going to be a great time and you won't want to miss it!

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